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  1. Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by species of the genus Leishmania, which are transmitted through the bite of infected female sand flies. Since the first reported outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis i...

    Authors: Dziedzom K. de Souza, Seth Offei Addo, Kwame Desewu, Chukwunonso O. Nzelu, Mba T. Mosore, Shirley Nimo-Paintsil, Naiki Attram, Maxwell Appawu, Michael D. Wilson and Daniel A. Boakye
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:154
  2. Mosquito seasonal activity is largely driven by weather conditions, most notably temperature, precipitation, and relative humidity. The extent by which these weather variables influence activity is intertwined...

    Authors: Cole Baril, Ben G. Pilling, Milah J. Mikkelsen, Jessica M. Sparrow, Carlyn A. M. Duncan, Cody W. Koloski, Stefanie E. LaZerte and Bryan J. Cassone
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:153
  3. Immune complexing of target antigen to high affinity host antibody is recognized to impact the sensitivity of commercial heartworm antigen tests. Published information describing the effect of heat on interfer...

    Authors: Jeff M. Gruntmeir, Jeff R. Abbott, Peter E. Kima, Maureen T. Long, Byron L. Blagburn and Heather S. Walden
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:152
  4. Dirofilaria immitis is the causative agent of heartworm disease in wild and domestic canids, felids, and mustelids. Recent studies demonstrate that additional families in the order Carnivora are also susceptible ...

    Authors: Kaitlyn E. Upton, Christine M. Budke and Guilherme G. Verocai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:150
  5. Compliance failure with administration of heartworm (HW) disease preventives has been reported as the main contributor to HW disease incidence in medicalized dogs. This study aimed to evaluate purchase complia...

    Authors: Kennedy Mwacalimba, Derek Sears, Christopher Brennan, Barbara Poulsen Nautrup, Jenifer Sheehy, Kristine Smith and Christopher Adolph
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:149
  6. Dirofilaria immitis (the canine heartworm) is widespread in the tropics, with prevalence surpassing 30% in high-risk areas. In addition to the suitable climatic conditions that favour mosquito abundance and filar...

    Authors: Filipe Dantas-Torres, Jennifer Ketzis, Gabriela Pérez Tort, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Gad Baneth, Domenico Otranto, Malaika Watanabe, Bui Khanh Linh, Tawin Inpankaew, Pablo Borrás, Sangaran Arumugam, Barend Louis Penzhorn, Adrian Patalinghug Ybañez, Peter Irwin and Rebecca J. Traub
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:148
  7. Mosquitoes serve as the vector of canine heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis), which represents a significant and persistent threat to canine health. A reduction in the longevity and/or reproductive success of mosquit...

    Authors: Christopher Charles Evans, Dorothy Normile, Sheryl Gamble, Frank Guerino, Michael T. Dzimianski and Andrew Riddell Moorhead
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:147
  8. Infection by the canine heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, causes significant cardiopulmonary disease, with progression impacted by increasing parasite numbers and duration of infection. The renin–angiotensin–a...

    Authors: Darcy B. Adin, Meaghan Spalla, Heather Walden, Jeff Gruntmeir, Jorge A. Hernandez and Maureen Long
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:145
  9. This retrospective study evaluated modified three-dose melarsomine treatment protocols in a shelter setting and compared them to the American Heartworm Society (AHS)-recommended protocol.

    Authors: Karen Ann Ward, Linda Susan Jacobson, Aveline Baldasan Lacaden and Kelly Ann Harrison
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:144
  10. Wolbachia pipientis is an endosymbiont bacterium that induces cytoplasmic incompatibility and inhibits arboviral replication in mosquitoes. This study aimed to assess Wolbachia prevalence and genetic diversity in...

    Authors: Aires Januário Fernandes da Moura, Vera Valadas, Silvania Da Veiga Leal, Eddyson Montalvo Sabino, Carla A. Sousa and João Pinto
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:142
  11. The distributions of ticks and tick-borne pathogens are thought to have changed rapidly over the last two decades, with their ranges expanding into new regions. This expansion has been driven by a range of env...

    Authors: Madeleine Noll, Richard Wall, Benjamin L. Makepeace and Hannah Rose Vineer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:141
  12. Arboviruses are a group of viruses transmitted to vertebrate hosts by certain blood-feeding arthropods. Among urban vectors of arboviruses, mosquitoes of the genus Aedes are the most common. However, other mosqui...

    Authors: Flávia Barreto De Sousa, Juliana Santana de Curcio, Lívia do Carmo Silva, Diego Michel Fernandes da Silva, Silvia Maria Salem-Izacc, Carlos Eduardo Anunciação, Bergmann Morais Ribeiro, Marco Tulio A. Garcia-Zapata and Elisângela de Paula Silveira-Lacerda
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:140
  13. Clonorchis sinensis granulin (CsGRN), a component of the excretory/secretory products of this species, is a multifunctional growth factor that can promote the metastasis of cholangiocarcinoma cells. However, the ...

    Authors: Qing He, Xiaowen Pan, Yingxuan Yin, Anyuan Xu, Xueqing Yi, Yinjuan Wu and Xuerong Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:139
  14. Infection with the myxozoan parasite Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola causes disease in wild and farmed salmonids in Norway. In the northeast Pacific Ocean, the parasite has been reported in Pacific salmon Oncorhyn...

    Authors: Simon R. M. Jones, Jessica C. Low and Aidan Goodall
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:138
  15. Since 2000, Burkina Faso has experienced regular dengue cases and outbreaks, making dengue an increasingly important health concern for the country. Previous studies in Burkina Faso reported that resistance of Ae...

    Authors: Aboubacar Sombié, Wendegoudi Mathias Ouédraogo, Manabu Oté, Erisha Saiki, Tatsuya Sakurai, Félix Yaméogo, Antoine Sanon, Philip J. McCall, Hirotaka Kanuka, David Weetman and Athanase Badolo
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:137
  16. Over the past two decades, Cameroon has recorded one of the highest rates of urban population growth in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that more than 67% of Cameroon's urban population lives in slums, and...

    Authors: Leo Dilane Alenou, Philippe Nwane, Lili Ranaise Mbakop, Michael Piameu, Wolfgang Ekoko, Stanislas Mandeng, Elisabeth Ngo Bikoy, Jean Claude Toto, Hugues Onguina and Josiane Etang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:136
  17. Outbreaks of Aedes-borne arboviral diseases are becoming rampant in Africa. In Ghana, there is no organized arboviral control programme with interventions restricted to mitigate outbreaks. Insecticide application...

    Authors: Anisa Abdulai, Christopher Mfum Owusu-Asenso, Gabriel Akosah-Brempong, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Isaac Kwame Sraku, Simon Kwaku Attah, Akua Obeng Forson, David Weetman and Yaw Asare Afrane
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:135
  18. Insulin-like signaling (IS) in insects is a conserved pathway that regulates development, reproduction and longevity. Insulin-like peptides (ILPs) activate the IS pathway by binding to the insulin receptor (In...

    Authors: Yi Dai, Xin Li, Jinying Ding, Zihan Liang, Renxian Guo, Tangwei Yi, Yihan Zhu, Siqi Chen, Shaohui Liang and Wenquan Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:134
  19. O’nyong-nyong virus (ONNV) is a mosquito-borne alphavirus causing sporadic outbreaks of febrile illness with rash and polyarthralgia. Up to now, ONNV has been restricted to Africa and only two competent vector...

    Authors: Maud Mutsaers, Cecilia Springer Engdahl, Lukas Wilkman, Clas Ahlm, Magnus Evander and Olivia Wesula Lwande
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:133
  20. The trematode parasite Schistosoma mansoni uses an aquatic snail intermediate and a vertebrate definitive host to complete its life cycle. We previously showed that a key transmission trait—the number of cercaria...

    Authors: Winka Le Clec’h, Frédéric D. Chevalier, Kathrin Jutzeler and Timothy J. C. Anderson
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:132
  21. Hepatic echinococcosis (HE) is a zoonotic disease caused by Echinococcus, and Echinococcus granulosus and E. multilocularis are the most common, causing cystic echinococcosis (CE) and alveolar echinococcosis (AE)...

    Authors: Xuhui Zhang, Lamu Suolang, Yelei Ren, Yifei Wang, Yong Jiang, Xiaofei Zhong, Zehui Gou, Wu Zhou, Juan Chen, Yongzhong Li and Diming Cai
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:131
  22. Malaria is a vector-borne parasitic disease caused by the apicomplexan protozoan parasite Plasmodium. Malaria is a significant health problem and the leading cause of socioeconomic losses in developing countries....

    Authors: Himani Tripathi, Preshita Bhalerao, Sujeet Singh, Hemant Arya, Bader Saud Alotaibi, Summya Rashid, Mohammad Raghibul Hasan and Tarun Kumar Bhatt
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:130
  23. This meeting report presents the key findings and discussion points of a 3-h virtual workshop, held on 21 September 2022, and organized by the “Resilience Against Future Threats through Vector Control (RAFT)” ...

    Authors: Leo Braack, Shobiechah A. Wulandhari, Emmanuel Chanda, Florence Fouque, Corinne S. Merle, Udoka Nwangwu, Raman Velayudhan, Marietjie Venter, A. Gildas Yahouedo, Jo Lines, Poe Poe Aung, Kallista Chan, Tarakegn A. Abeku, James Tibenderana and Sian E. Clarke
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:129
  24. Mosquitoes are vectors of many pathogens, such as malaria, dengue virus, yellow fever virus, filaria and Japanese encephalitis virus. Wolbachia are capable of inducing a wide range of reproductive abnormalities i...

    Authors: Yiji Li, Yingbo Sun, Jiaquan Zou, Daibin Zhong, Rui Liu, Chuanlong Zhu, Wenting Li, Yanhe Zhou, Liwang Cui, Guofa Zhou, Gang Lu and Tingting Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:128
  25. Aedes aegypti is a vector of several arboviruses, notably dengue virus (DENV), which causes dengue fever and is often found resting indoors. Culex spp. are largely nuisance mosquitoes but can include species that...

    Authors: Chadapond Seang-arwut, Yupa Hanboonsong, Vithee Muenworn, Joacim Rocklöv, Ubydul Haque, Tipaya Ekalaksananan, Richard E. Paul and Hans J. Overgaard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:127
  26. Sergentomyia minuta (Diptera: Phlebotominae) is an abundant sand fly species in the Mediterranean basin and a proven vector of reptile parasite Leishmania (Sauroleishmania) tarentolae. Although it feeds preferent...

    Authors: Lucie Ticha, Vera Volfova, Jairo Alfonso Mendoza-Roldan, Marcos Antonio Bezerra-Santos, Carla Maia, Jovana Sadlova, Domenico Otranto and Petr Volf
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:126
  27. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a heterogeneous group of cell-derived membranous structures that are important mediators of intercellular communication. Arthropods transport nutrients, signaling molecules, wa...

    Authors: Zhengmao Xu, Yanan Wang, Meng Sun, Yongzhi Zhou, Jie Cao, Houshuang Zhang, Xuenan Xuan and Jinlin Zhou
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:125
  28. Eimeria parasite infection occurs via ingestion of oocysts. The robust, bilayer oocyst wall is formed from the contents of wall-forming bodies (WFBs), WFB1 and WFB2, located exclusively in macrogametocytes. Eimer...

    Authors: Lele Wang, Dandan Liu, Yang Gao, Zhaofeng Hou, Yu Zhu, Feiyan Wang, Wenjing Li, Amin Zhang, Jinjun Xu, Junjie Hu and Jianping Tao
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:124
  29. Personal protection measures using insecticide-treated fabric is one of the most effective strategies to prevent the bites of hematophagous insects. Many countries have had success treating fabrics with pyreth...

    Authors: Ajay Kakati, Amartya Banerjee, Parikshit Das, Buddhadeb Saha, Danswrang Goyary, Sanjeev Karmakar, Sumit Kishor, Yangchen D. Bhutia and Pronobesh Chattopadhyay
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:122
  30. The use of applications involving single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) has greatly increased since the beginning of the 2000s, with the number of associated techniques expanding rapidly in the field of molec...

    Authors: Manon Blin, Sarah Dametto, Privat Agniwo, Bonnie L. Webster, Etienne Angora, Abdoulaye Dabo and Jérôme Boissier
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:121
  31. Aedes albopictus is an increasingly serious threat in public health due to it is vector of multiple arboviruses that cause devastating human diseases, as well as its widening distribution in recent years. Insecti...

    Authors: Sha An, Wenjuan Liu, Jingwen Fu, Zhong Zhang and Ruiling Zhang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:120
  32. Assessment of the safety of heartworm preventatives in dogs with pre-existing patent heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) infections is necessary because rapid adult worm and microfilarial death can lead to severe cli...

    Authors: Sheerin Mathur, Phyllis B. Malpas, Sean Mahabir, Joseph Boucher, Aleah Pullins, Genevieve Gagnon, Tom L. McTier and Steven Maeder
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:119
  33. Trypanosomes are single-celled eukaryotes that rely heavily on post-transcriptional mechanisms to regulate gene expression. RNA-binding proteins play essential roles in regulating the fate, abundance and trans...

    Authors: Gloria Ceballos-Pérez, Miriam Rico-Jiménez, Claudia Gómez-Liñán and Antonio M. Estévez
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:118
  34. The majority of the African population lives in rural areas where they heavily depend on crop and livestock production for their livelihoods. Given their socio-economic importance, we initiated a standardized ...

    Authors: Dieter J. A. Heylen, Bersissa Kumsa, Elikira Kimbita, Mwiine Nobert Frank, Dennis Muhanguzi, Frans Jongejan, Safiou Bienvenu Adehan, Alassane Toure, Fred Aboagye-Antwi, Ndudim Isaac Ogo, Nick Juleff, Dionne Crafford, Josephus Fourie, Michel Labuchange and Maxime Madder
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:117
  35. The oriental eyeworm Thelazia callipaeda (Spirurida: Thelaziidae) is an emerging parasitic ocular nematode of carnivores and humans. In domestic animals and humans, the infection causes varying degrees of inflamm...

    Authors: Kandai Doi, Toshihiro Tokiwa, Miyu Imoto, Shyun Chou, Fumiaki Yamasaki, Takuya Kato and Shin-ichi Hayama
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:116
  36. Buffaloes are important contributors to the livestock economy in many countries, particularly in Asia, and tick-borne pathogens (TBPs) commonly infect buffaloes, giving rise to serious pathologies other than t...

    Authors: El-Sayed El-Alfy, Ibrahim Abbas, Rana Elseadawy, Somaya Saleh, Bassem Elmishmishy, Shimaa Abd El-Salam El-Sayed and Mohamed Abdo Rizk
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:115
  37. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) play crucial roles in regulating various physiological and pathological processes. However, the role of lncRNAs and mRNAs in mediating the liver respon...

    Authors: Yang Zou, Wen-Bin Zheng, Hany M. Elsheikha, Jun-Jun He, Yi-Xin Lu, Shuai Wang, Aijiang Guo and Xing-Quan Zhu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:114
  38. Paramoeba perurans is the causative agent of amoebic gill disease (AGD) in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. and many other farmed marine fish species worldwide. The first cases of AGD in Norway were reported in 200...

    Authors: Steffen Blindheim, Linda Andersen, Christiane Trösse, Egil Karlsbakk and Are Nylund
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:112
  39. Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) is a neglected tropical disease caused by Trypanosoma brucei gambiense transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan West Africa. In southern Chad the most active and persistent f...

    Authors: Mahamat Hissene Mahamat, Adeline Ségard, Jean-Baptiste Rayaisse, Rafael Argiles-Herrero, Andrew Gordon Parker, Philippe Solano, Adly Mohamed Mohamed Abd-Alla, Jérémy Bouyer and Sophie Ravel
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:111
  40. A total of 290 mosquito species are recorded in Cambodia among which 43 are known vectors of pathogens. As Cambodia is heavily affected by deforestation, a potential change in the dynamic of vector-borne disea...

    Authors: Antsa Rakotonirina, Pierre-Olivier Maquart, Claude Flamand, Chea Sokha and Sébastien Boyer
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:110
  41. Coccidiosis caused by Eimeria is one of the most severe chicken diseases and poses a great economic threat to the poultry industry. Understanding the evolutionary biology of chicken Eimeria parasites underpins de...

    Authors: Xuan Zhou, Lidan Wang, Pengchen Zhu, Zijiang Yang, Zhao Wang, Yijun Chen, Xiaobin Gu, Ran He, Jing Xu, Bo Jing, Guangyou Yang, Shun Chen, Shuangyang Wu and Yue Xie
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:109
  42. Introgression of the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia into Aedes aegypti populations is a biocontrol approach being used to reduce arbovirus transmission. This requires mass release of Wolbachia-infected mosquit...

    Authors: Megan J. Allman, Ya-Hsun Lin, D. Albert Joubert, Jessica Addley-Cook, Maria Camila Mejía-Torres, Cameron P. Simmons, Heather A. Flores and Johanna E. Fraser
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:108
  43. Blastocystis is a common intestinal protist with a wide range of hosts. Thus far, 38 subtypes have been identified. In recent years, wild animals have been confronted with habitat fragmentation as well as an incr...

    Authors: Mengshi Yu, Yongfang Yao, Hongtao Xiao, Meng Xie, Ying Xiong, Shengzhi Yang, Qingyong Ni, Mingwang Zhang and Huailiang Xu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:107
  44. Angiogenesis is defined as the formation of new vessels by sprouting of endothelial cells from pre-existing vessels in response to stimuli, such as hypoxia or inflammation. Subcutaneous dirofilariasis, caused by

    Authors: María del Pilar Pérez Rodríguez, Claudia Alarcón-Torrecillas, Miguel Pericacho, Iván Rodríguez-Escolar, Elena Carretón and Rodrigo Morchón
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:105
  45. Authors: Olga Barranco-Gómez, Jessica Carreira De Paula, Jennifer Solano Parada, Tamara Gómez-Moracho, Ana Vic Marfil, María Zafra, Francisco José Orantes Bermejo, Antonio Osuna and Luis Miguel De Pablos
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:104

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  46. Tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) can cause severe neurological disease in humans. Its geographical distribution is expanding in Western Europe with unresolved causes and spatial patterns, necessitating enh...

    Authors: Emily L. Pascoe, Ankje de Vries, Helen J. Esser, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt and Hein Sprong
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2023 16:103

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